Black Entertainment Television
4th Annual BET Honors Awards Show
Aunni's Red Carpet Photos
for the Afro American Newspaper Below
By Andrea L. “Aunni” Young
Special to the AFRO
The red carpet sizzled as Black Entertainment Television (BET) held its fourth annual BET Honors Awards show taping in Washington, D.C. recently.This year, BET honored the legendary actress Cicely Tyson for her life’s work in the theatrical arts; Oscar Award-winning Jamie Foxx for his career in entertainment; supermodel and entrepreneur Iman for her service to others; publishing mogul Linda Johnson Rice for her career in media; Herbie Hancock for his life’s work in the musical arts and historian/educator Lonnie Bunch for his work in education.
The show was executive produced by Stephen Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks; Lynne Harris Taylor, vice president of specials for BET Networks and John Cossette of John Cossette Productions.
The awards show featured exciting performances by Yolanda Adams and the Cicely L.Tyson Concert Choir, D.C.’s own Tank, R&B group Guy, R&B performer Ne-Yo, the legendary Chick Corea Quartet, Keyshia Cole, Angelique Kidjo, and Naturally 7. Some of the presenters included Hill Harper, Jimmy Jam, Noah Gray Cabey, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anika Noni Rose. Actress Gabrielle Union served as event host for the third consecutive year.
All private ticket sales for the BET Honors Awards Show will be given to the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation this year. The show airs Feb. 21.